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Graduate Rate 76.96%
Male 76.76%
Female 77.09%
Transfer-Out Rate 5.93%
Retention Rate
Full-time / Part-time
74% / 58%

District Of Columbia Colleges Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate of District Of Columbia colleges iss 76.96% - 6,582 students out of 8,552 candidates were completed their degree within 150% normal time (for example, within 6 years for students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree)). By gender, 2,570 male and 4,012 female students have graduated last year completing their studies in the period.
Graduation Rate By Gender
District Of Columbia colleges and universities
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total8,5526,58276.96%
Male3,3482,57076.76%
Female5,2044,01277.09%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate by Gender

BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

For 4 years (or high) schools, 5,906 students completed their degree in 4 years and 554 finished in 5 years at District Of Columbia colleges. Additional 118 students graduated within 6 years.
Graduation Rates By Completion Periods
District Of Columbia Colleges
TotalMaleFemale
4 Year or Less69.06% 67.89% 69.81%
5 Year75.54% 74.85% 75.98%
6 Year76.92% 76.73% 77.04%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities BS Degree Graduation Rates By Completion Periods

Retention Rate

By definition, retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. The average retention rate of District Of Columbia colleges is 74.10% for full-time students and 58.43% for part-time students.
Retention Rates (2019-2020)
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Full-timePart-time
Retention Rate 74.10%58.43%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Retention Rate

Transfer-Out Rates

The average transfer-out rate at District Of Columbia colleges is 5.93%. The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing students who have transferred out of other institution into total number of students (candidates) within 150% normal time.
Transfer-Out Rates
District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities
Transfer-outTotal StudentsTransfer-Out Rate
Total 5078,552 5.93%
Male 1273,348 3.79%
Female 3805,204 7.30%
[Chart] District Of Columbia Colleges and Universities Transfer-Out Rates